Penny Amey

Tags Business time, Home

I love referring to the attic as 'my studio', it makes me feel like a real freelance creative, with an actual business, which is strange because I still think of Little Nell as my favourite hobby rather than a career choice. Working from home has it's pros and cons, there are the obvious benefits - like working in your pyjamas and being flexible with your hours. But there are a lot of cons too - like going stir crazy with cabin fever, and not having a team on hand to bounce ideas around with.. Here's some stuff I've learnt along...


Penny Amey

Tags Loving & Loathing

Here's what we're loving and loathing this month... LOVING Boots - Autumn is my favourite season, and for the past two years I've been on the hunt for the perfect black ankle boot. (A chunky heeled Chelsea boot - nothing to western, and please don't cut into my cankles!) It's taken me a while, but then I discovered these boots from Ganni. Far more than I'm comfortable paying, but ASOS had a voucher code, and I'm weak (Plus, I've been hunting for like two years... that's a lot of time I've spent hunting for these!) Studs - Despite being a total...


Penny Amey

Tags Home, Lifestyle

A couple of years ago I received a Diptyque gift set with three little candles inside. It seemed like a nice enough gift, then (after googling the cost, like the curious gift receiver I am) I realised it cost £60 and all I could think about was how I'd have much preferred a Topshop voucher. £60? For three little candles? It seemed ridiculous, surely no candle could be worth that (they're only £2 in Ikea right?), but believe me when I say it was love at first sniff. Since then I've become quite the scented candle snob, constantly on the...


Penny Amey

Tags Lifestyle, Loving & Loathing

Here's what we're loving and loathing this February at Little Nell.... LOVING Sparrow & Wolf - Metallic weather notebooks and origami cushions? Okay, so I realise it all sounds a bit odd, but give Sparrow & Wolf a look over on Etsy and I promise you won't regret it. I'm currently coveting the Pom Pom trim boats cushion, I've got just the spot for it! Mint loafers - The obsessions with all things mint started back in 2012, and it's still going strong. These patent beauties from Office are loafer shaped perfection. The only thing holding me back is the knowledge that breaking in a...